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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Whether you love me or hate me...

The older I get, the bolder I get.
You know how you can meet people who are in their 90's and they like literally do not care at all what they say or how they say it?
It's funny, right?
I'm pretty sure I've never heard someone that age ever start out with...not to be mean, or maybe I shouldn't say this..they just say it!
They have come to a place in their life where they probably don't really care what people think about them!

I can definitely see myself getting closer to that place.
Back in middle/highschool, I used to feel like I absolutely could not go out without curling my bangs, and spraying them profusely with salon selectives hair spray.
Then there was college. I was a little more confident at this point.
I was wearing my hemp necklace with pride, baby! (Oh jeez...if you could only see some of those pictures!) but I still had some issues with my confidence level.

But, the older I get, the more I realize that it really doesn't matter what people think about me.
Don't get me wrong. I still do care what people think about me more than I would like to.
But I have just started feeling like...I have something to say about life. And I am just going to say it!

I am 36-years-old. I have been married for 14 years. I have 2 kids. I run my own business. I started  my own not-for-profit organization. And I feel like I have lived life long enough to be able to have a voice.
And I like to use that voice to make people laugh, so let's laugh.

I found this verse in 2 Corinthians that I absolutely love.
We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us.

I've got something to say.

A life that is lived serving others is an amazing one.
A life that is lived by the Bible is ab unbelievable one.
A life that is lived pleasing Jesus is an incredibly fulfilling one.

And I will continue to live that out whether you love me or hate me.
Whether you slander me or praise me.

Because it's not about me.
At this point, people pretty much know what I stand for.
They see that I don't just sit around talking about stuff, I believe that it only works if you live it...
and that is what I'm trying to do.

So whether you love me or hate me?
I will still stand on the fact that I believe the Bible is truth.
I will stand on the fact that Jesus is the answer to all my life problems.
And I will stand on the fact that I need to love you no matter who you are, and no matter if you love me back or not.

And some parts of me says..don't hit publish, don't hit publish!
And then I say...why wouldn't I?
I'm going to use my words, my actions, my life to serve God...whether you love me or hate me.

But seriously. Please love me. Because that makes me happy.
And plus...we can all serve God together.
Trust me. It's wicked fun!
I don't regret my decision to keep God first. Not ever.
And neither will you!

I dare you to try it too.


  1. so proud of you!!! rely on Him... and thank you for your boldness!!

  2. Love it!!! And love you!!!


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